Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has named the squad for the Granada game in the Spanish La Liga. Ronald Koeman and his Barcelona players would be the guests of Granada in one of the matchday 18 encounters in the Spanish top flight this term.
Ronald Koeman has unveiled a 22-man squad for the game scheduled to take place on Saturday evening. Ronald Koeman don’t have a new injury to worry about from the last game at Athletic Bilbao in midweek ahead of the Granada match though French defender Christian Lenglet will miss the game after accumulating five yellow cards.
Ronald Koeman has named the trio of Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Neto and Inaki Pena as his goalkeepers. The Dutch tactician has revealed six defenders as part of his squad for the trip to face Granada. The defenders are Jordi Alba, Junior Firpo, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza.
The midfielders in the squad are seven and they are Miralem Pjanic, Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Matheus Fernandes, Riqui Puiq, Frenkie De Jong and Illaix Moriba who has been called up to the first team squad from the Barcelona B team after the departure of Carles Alena. The six forwards in the squad for the Granada clash are club skipper Lionel Messi, French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann, another French World Cup winner in Ousmane Dembele, Konrad De La Fuente, Martin Braithwaite and Francisco Trincao.
Ronald Koeman and Barcelona would be without long-term injury absentees like Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto for the game. Barcelona would be hoping to build on the impressive 3-2 away win over Athletic Bilbao in midweek. Pedri and Lionel Messi were the stars of that game as Barcelona and in particular Messi looked to be back to his best with a brace during the game.